What is wrong with this picture?


April 25, 2006, 04:55 AM
Local newspaper pic.


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April 25, 2006, 05:12 AM
How long ago was this pic taken? I haven't seen a squad car that old in a long time.

April 25, 2006, 05:54 AM
LOL, that is what I thought when I saw it but it is a recent pic. but that is not what I was referring to.

April 25, 2006, 06:03 AM
You mean, that the idiot taking the picture was serving as the backstop in case the cop had to shoot?

April 25, 2006, 06:04 AM
"The two morons with the squirt guns caused real guns with real bullets to be pointed at them. ST. MARY'S TODAY photos"

As did the photographer.

Optical Serenity
April 25, 2006, 07:02 AM
Both these photos look totally fake / hollywood to me. But yeah, being on the business end of a felony stop to photograph it is INSANE! haha

April 25, 2006, 08:03 AM
I would not want to be the "Felony Traffic Stop Backstop", either.

Also, in pic 2, if the deputy has to squeeze off a round or 2 in a hurry, the concussive force (MUZZLE BLAST) will ruin the microphone/speaker on his walky-talky.

Never mind HOW I know, I just know... :evil:

April 25, 2006, 08:04 AM
There's also the officer in the 2nd picture with his finger on the trigger, gun pointed into the air.

I'm relatively new to guns but bad muzzle control and fingers on triggers are quickly becoming my pet peeves.


April 25, 2006, 08:46 AM
I think doggscube got what AK-74me was referring to. The cop in the second pic has his booger hook on the bang switch.

April 25, 2006, 09:06 AM
I think I need to take a break after looking at their homepage and all of its bright colors and scrolling text. (my parents are from the area, so I tried to catch up on the local news, but that page seems horribly out of date)


April 25, 2006, 09:28 AM
In the first pic the old Valiant looks like it needs new torsion bars and a deoxidation and wax job.
In the second photo it seems like he would be better off using the sights to shoot the perp out of the tree.

April 25, 2006, 09:46 AM
Looks a little like Dennis Franz from NYPD Blue.

April 25, 2006, 09:48 AM
The cop in the first pic had too many Dunkin' Donuts...

The cop in the second pic hasn't had enough.....

April 25, 2006, 11:04 AM
In the first picture, like everyone else said...what is wrong with the camera man and where he's standing. Doesn't he know what a bullet will do to his camera! :)

In the second picture, it says he's looking for an armed robber....he isn't wearing kevlar that I can see...stupid?

Just my thoughts

April 25, 2006, 12:48 PM
Yeah now you guys are seeing what I was thinking was wrong with them. First pic, the camera man. What if that cop actually did have to fire at the suspects? Would of been scramblin. Also look at the cop car in relation to the traffic coming behind him, that is the scariest part about it to me.

Pic 2. Finger on the trigger and muzzle pointed to the sky like Charlie's Angles.

April 25, 2006, 01:04 PM
AK74me - "Pic 2. Finger on the trigger and muzzle pointed to the sky like Charlie's Angels."

So maybe the cop thought the suspect was in a helicopter. (??) ;)


Carl N. Brown
April 25, 2006, 02:07 PM
Even so, a posed photo should show better form.

April 25, 2006, 04:33 PM
Are those the keys by the left front tire on the ground?

What if someone clips to door, folds it forward, distracting the officer. The guys in the car take advantage of that with the keys, or a spare key, and take off. Would they run over the camerman, or would he get shot when they cross in front of him?

One of the local PDs had a Diplomat up until a couple of years ago. I guess more seniority got you a better car (many transfers)...

April 25, 2006, 05:15 PM
'hey Cheif, I caught them there gun waving kids half an hour ago! how long do I have to keep holding them at gunpoint waiting for the Daily Bugle photographer to finally show up? I had 6 cups of coffee this morning, and now I have to PEE!"

April 25, 2006, 05:32 PM
From the appearance of the first photo, the photographer was using a long lens. That would put him well out of the line of fire.

April 25, 2006, 05:35 PM
AK-74Me, maybe it's because I was a pro photographer in my day, but it's obvious to me from that first photo that the guy taking the picture is using a very long telephoto lens, I'd guess at least a 500mm. Due to the effect of what is called "Compression of Field", or squeezing toghether of the depth of field, it makes it look like things are much closer than they really are, especiall things in the background to the officer.

The photographer taking that picture would have been well out of the angle of fire, and I'd have taken my chances to get such a dramatic shot with a telephoto without thinking twice.

April 25, 2006, 11:27 PM
Fair enough, I can still count atleast 3 things between the 2 pictures that I wouldn't be doing. I just happend to see the 2 pictures and a few things stood out to me immediatly.

April 25, 2006, 11:37 PM
So in that first pic ... where are the plates on the dodge from?

April 26, 2006, 03:50 AM
My guess would be Maryland?

30-06 lover
April 26, 2006, 03:54 AM
It would be easier (shorter) to identify what is right with the pix.

April 26, 2006, 06:27 AM
MD basically as 3 tags and none look like that.

Molon Labe
April 26, 2006, 07:28 AM
In the second pic... the cop is searching for an armed suspect in a wooded area.

With a handgun. :rolleyes:

I don't know about you, but if I'm searching for someone in an area like that, I'm going to have a rifle, not a handgun.

And as someone else mentioned, his finger is on the trigger. Dumbass.

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